Mayo graduate awarded first IT Sligo/Abbey Theatre Yeats Design Residency

Mayo graduate Lydia Concannon is to get the opportunity of a lifetime after being selected to take up the first annual Yeats Design Residency at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, part of a new innovative partnership between the national theatre and IT Sligo.

Lydia (22 ) who has just completed the four year honours Performing Arts Degree at the Institute is set to begin the six-month residency in September.

A native of Ballyhaunis, Lydia  said she was “ecstatic” when she learned that she been selected for the residency which will see her working with world-class directors, designers and production staff on a range of productions in the Abbey and Peacock Theatres.  As part of the memorandum of understanding signed recently by the Institute and the theatre, a series of work placement opportunities and collaboration on student projects have also been agreed.




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